As soon as the spotlights hit the runway and made their way onto the metallics, there was an explosion of LIGHT. Jayson Brunsdon's annual journey to Rio was the inspiration behind his SS15 casual line for the lifestyle of today's liberated woman, shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
For me, it certainly was all about the materials, jacquards in combinations of green and brown, green and bronze, green and pink and fuchsia and rust with some added sequinned fringe, braiding, paillettes and then that light loading heap of metallic.
I instantly felt as if I was on some boat in Busios with a cachaça-based cocktail in hand, just having fun!
The infectious Carioca cultural clash was also present in the joyous and energetic use of his colour combinations throughout - in pinks, palm greens, browns, silvers, golds, plums, turquoise and orange. With such a lot of riotous colour, Jayson Brunsdon kept the pieces simple throughout the collection on dresses, skirts, blouses, crop tops, bustiers, tees and shorts.
Questioning the glamour world with its tackiness and clashing culture, I found the collection very together and not without a tinge of vintage '80s Saint Laurent - altogether VERY WEARABLE for a party or just for pure pleasure.
All photographs by Olivia Bentley